Georgia Off The Beaten Path

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Georgia Off The Beaten Path

  • North Georgia Mountains & Waterfalls

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Using Blue Sky Cabin Rentals (blueskycabinrentals.com) we snagged a last minute getaway to Ellijay and "The Cabin on the Pond", a one bedroom with 2 twin beds in the loft and a queen in the master, one bath, with electric/gas fireplace and huge hot tub on the porch overlooking the pond. Way back in the hills away from all traffic noise, situated in...

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  • Interesting Parts of Town

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Nothing like the market days in European cities, but a start can be seen on Saturdays in Morningside. It has just started this year and offers organically grown fruits and vegetables, flowers as well as some meats. They are open only on Saturday mornings 8:00-11:30 and you need to go early before they sell out of things. Apart from the merchandise,...

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  • Stone Mountain

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    stone mountain park is located east of downtown atlanta on US 78 between atlanta and snellville. stone mountain is famous for it's huge carving of jefferson davis, robert e. lee, and stonewall jackson. stone mountain park has a cable car up to the top of the mountain for great view of downtown atlanta. also stone mountain park has a excellent golf...

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  • Callaway Gardens

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    If you are needing a nice day trip from Atlanta and go to Callaway Gardens, make sure and save some time for the Butterfly Center---over 1000 butterflies from more than 50 species flutter around landing on you and all the flowers around in a weather-safe environment in the glass-enclosed conservatory. Take your camera and have a blast with all the...

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  • Sports

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Catch a Georgia Tech University Yellow Jackets football game at Bobby Dodd stadium. Park at the varsity and walk west towards the statdium. Just follow the crowd. Parking is $10.00 at the Varsity. Beware of people selling counterfit tickets around the stadium, there are a lot them, be careful. If the offer seems too good to be true, it problably is...

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  • Zoo Atlanta

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Zoo Atlanta: If you've got kids (or are a kid at heart) this is a good visit. A great zoo with a pair of attractions. Their names are Lun-Lun and Yang Yang - Giant Pandas. Also on view is Slasher the Komodo dragon. The zoo is located next to the Cyclorama (see my must see suggestion). For more information click: www.zooatlanta.com.

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  • Six Flags

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Six Flags over Georgia is an great amusement park just west of Atlanta on I-20. It's part of the Six Flag chain of parks that stretches from the east coast all the way to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. It's an outstanding park when it comes to the newest in coasters and the latest in other thrill rides. Be prepared to pay $39.50 for a...

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  • Martin Luther King

    Atlanta Off The Beaten Path

    Martin Luther King´s home and grave is located a bit outside downtown Atlanta. But there are signs leading on a historic trail to his house. Also visit the museum close to the grave. It has great information about MLK and the civil rights movement.

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  • Chateau Elan

    Not far from Atlanta, to its northeast, Chateau Elan stands as an unusual and unexpected sight as, from afar, its architecture reminds of certain French buildings. The complex includes a winery, hotel, spa, golf course, real estate and restaurants. Property of the Panoz family who built their fortune in the US and Ireland, they brought a real Irish...

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  • Bonaventure Cemetery -

    As featured in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"Beautiful and Timeless, very historical and famous people buried there. Not easy to find get good directions from a hotel and write them down or get a map.

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  • Stone Mountain Park

    Located 16 miles (26 kilometers) east of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Georgia, attracting over 3,000,000 visitors per year. Dominating the 3,300-acre (1,336-hectare) park is the 825-foot (251-meter), dome-shaped Stone Mountain, the world's largest outcrop of granite.Said to be the largest bas-relief...

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  • Andersonville

    As a youngster I read the book by McKinley Kantor dealing with the Southern Civil War prisioner of war camp named "andersonville". I was horrified that that kind of treatment existed here in the United States, so when I took an assignment to work in Georgia for a couple of weeks and drove past the site of the POW camp I had to stop and see it for...

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  • Highest water fall East of the...

    Amicalola Falls State Park. Amicalola is Cherokee for "tumbling waters" this serries of falls claims to be the highest east of the mississippi, which may be sttetching the truth a little since it isn't truely a single fall but a serries of falls and and rapids that decend a total of 729 feet. But it is senic! which makes it worth the $3.00...

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  • First gold Rush!

    Check out Dahlonega, Georgia, the site of the first gold rush in the US, back in 1829. Today it's a senic little college town, Hone of North Gerogia College and State University. The Old Court House on the square is now a museum to the gold rush.

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  • Prater's Mill

    This beautiful old water-powered mill on the Coahulla Creek in the mountains of North Georgia was built by Benjamin Franklin Prater in 1855. For its time Prater Mill was a state-of-the-art facility with the latest in grain cleaning, grinding and sifting machinery. Next to the mill the enterprising Mr. Prater built a cotton gin, a saw mill, a wool...

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  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Fort Pulaski is located about 15 minutes from Savannah. The Fort was constructed as part of the U.S. plan to guard against attacks by sea. It was seized by the Confederates early on during the Civil War to prevent a blockade of southern ships. The Union army battered the fort with rifle canon fire from nearby Tybee Island until it practically...

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  • Black Rock Mountain State Park

    Black Rock mountain is known as Georgia's highest state park. In a state not known for its elevation, that isn't something that would earn this park bragging rights. The park was not my favorite, but it did have some nice views of the surrounding Appalcians and Blue Ridge mountains. There are a few short trails here, including one to a waterfall,...

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  • Vogel State Park

    Vogel State Park is one of the prettiest parks in Georgia. Its located in North Georgia, about an hour and a half from Atlanta and about 10 miles from Blairsville. The entrance is so inconspicuous that most people drive right by without knowing what they are missing. But, drive up the road, pay the small fee and you'll find yourself next to a...

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  • Amicalola Falls State Park

    Amicalola Falls State Park is located in northern Georgia, about 2 hours drive from Atlanta. There are several trails in the park, the most famous of which is the Appalacian Approach Trail which leads to the summit of Springer mountain and the start of the Appalacian trail. The approach trail is about 8 miles long and contains a bit of elevation...

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  • Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotve...

    I stumbled upon this place one rainy summer afternoon and found it to be unexpectedly interesting. The museum in located in the small town of Kennesaw, near the famous battlefield and its purpose is to explain the role of locomotives in the Civil War. It is divided into two sections. The first traces the history of the civil war and displays...

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  • Pickett's Mill State Historical Site

    Pickett's Mill was the site of a civil war battle inn which victory went to the South. In keepinng with the local pride for Georgia's Connfeederate "heroes", thte battlefield has been preserved as a historic site. The battle over Pickett's Mill took place in May, 1864. The Federal Army had been stopped short of Atlanta and sought to outmaneuver the...

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  • Hiking Providence Canyon

    Providence Canyon is located about an hour south of Columbus Georgia near the town of Lumpkin. The Canyon park is on about 1100 acres and offers two hiking trails. A short three mile loop and a longer 7 mile loop. You must register to hike the 7 mile loop. There are plenty of tables and playgrounds for the kids as well as an interpretive center...

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  • Get the freshest veggies and fruits in...

    While travelling look for little mormon houses off to the side (mainly on your way to Savannah). They have the best home grown fruits and veggies and wonderful little pastries. The food is inexpensive and wonderful!

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  • Okefenokee Swamp Park

    The wonderland of the Okefenokee is a significant part of America's heritage, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America began.  Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge which covers nearly a half million acres. Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a...

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  • The Golden Isles

    The Cumberland National Seashore seats at the southern reaches of the Georgia Coast. The remote sanctuary encompassed beaches, forets and inlets, replete with native wildlife.

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  • The Golden Isles

    The history, scenery and recreation of Georgia's Atlantic Coast come warapped in charming little packeges known as The Golden Isles. The island resorts of St. Simons, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons and St. Mary's are a string of subtropical beauties stretching from savannah to the Florida border.

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  • Savannah

    A savy sence of style mingled with a quirky sense of humor. Savannah is one of those places where life is not meant to be merely lived, but savored.

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  • Georgia

    Mother nature has been kind to Georgia. Her glorious presence is in the sights, flavors and aromas of georgia's bountiful crops.It is seen in the delicate blossoms that burst from the peach trees.It is smelled in the aromatic peanut fields of Plains.Year round festivals from the spring frolic in March, to a Victorian Christmas in december.In the...

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  • I definantley didnt expect any...

    I definantley didnt expect any waterfalls, i experienced many but they didnt turn out great. This is Yellow Branch Falls!

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  • You must go to Macon and take...

    You must go to Macon and take in a Macon Braves game. 2002 is the last season you can catch them in Macon before they move to Rome. It is a chance to see the baby Braves in single A. I saw Andruw Jones(in picture 1995 season), John Rocker, Wes Helms and Rafeal Furcal play in Macon. Luther Williams Field has played host to Pete Rose and Babe Ruth....

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  • The eastern continental divide...

    The eastern continental divide crosses through here. This is the dividing line between water flowing toward the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • The light house at St Simmons...

    The light house at St Simmons Island.St Simmons is a few min drive . Very well worth the trip.Simons LightSt. Simons Island, Georgia Located just east of Brunswick, Georgia, St. Simons Light marks the entrance to St. Simons Sound. The original tower of 1811 was destroyed by Confederates and was replaced by the present tower in 1872. Malaria plagued...

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  • Cumberland Island National...

    Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia, offering guests over 17 miles of secluded white, sandy beaches. Wild horses and other island wildlife roam freely throughout the ruins and along the beach. Glimpses of the Carnegie lifestyle can be easily imagined throughout the ruins of Dungeness,...

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